Re: terms (Psychiatrists, State,Liberty and Schizophrenia)

Sylvia T. Paldhan (
Tue, 01 Oct 1996 16:47:40 -0700

> "The truth. No; by nature man is more afraid of the truth than of
> death--and this is perfectly natural: for the truth is even more
> repugnant than death to a man's natural being. What wonder,
> then, that he is so afraid of it? ... For man is a social
> animal--only in the herd is he happy. It is all one to him
> whether it is the profoundest nonsense or the greatest villainy--he
> feels completely at ease with it, so long as it is a view of the
> herd, or the action of the herd, and he is able to join the herd."
> Soren Kierkegaard

There are the herd people, true. I have nothing in common with them.
There are lone wolves, too, and I have no desire to be only one of these.

There is the pack, and that is of more interest: not to mill mindlessly
or to stampede collectively, but to run purposefully, with harmony and
cooperative competency, and, more, to run toward adventure, rather than
to eat the same pasture bare, year after year, that is more the natural
estate of Man.

"Truth is mighty and will prevail."